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Squash plants


By Stu

Cleveland, United Kingdom Gb

Has anyone grown squash plants. Are they easy. I saved seeds from a bought plant and hav numerous plants now. Do they need to be grown in a greenhouse?



Here in US they do not need a greenhs. They will grow very quickly with lots of sun,heat and water. You didn't say what kind of squash this is, but most are very fast growing vines and will usually go from seed to harvest in 45 to 60 days.

1 Jun, 2008


Dont think they need greenhouse in uk either. Ive just planted pumpkins and some of my friends have been succesfull with courgettes. Plant in sheltered sunny spot, watch out out for snails.

1 Jun, 2008


Like pumpkins they are heavy feeders...and need good water.

2 Jun, 2008


Thanks folks! I'll have the food & slug pellets ready.

2 Jun, 2008


If you planted seeds from a bought squash they might not turn out like the parent plant. A few years ago, I planted seeds from a bought butternut squash and they produced horrible fruit - apparently the parent was a hybrid and the 'babies' mutated (I think that's what happened). I now buy squash seeds in packets and they always turn out fine - 'though they're not frost hardy.

5 Jun, 2008


Duberley . . . . Oh, I never thought of that ! I wouldn't care but I had so many plants I gave some away ! !

5 Jun, 2008

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